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‘Heels & Wheels’ Ride on July 15 to Benefit the CMH Breast Center 

Ventura, California, 04/25//2012

Ventura Harley-Davidson and The Breast Center at Community Memorial Hospital are calling on all women motorcyclists to take part in the seventh annual “Heels & Wheels” benefit ride on Sunday, July 15.

Check-in begins at 9 a.m., with kick-stands up at 10 a.m. The 60-mile ride begins at Ventura Harley Davidson, located at 1326 Del Notre Road in Camarillo, and will end at about 3 p.m. at the Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula. A pre-ride reception will be held Saturday, July 14, at 6 p.m. at the dealership.

Pre-registration by July 1 is $25, with $5 from each entry going to The Breast Center at CMH, which through its Healthy Women’s Program provides women with little or no health insurance with mammograms, ultrasounds, and biopsies for the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Participants receive a pink “Heels & Wheels” T-shirt and lunch.

The event also includes a raffle for a 2012 Harley-Davidson Switchback motorcycle. Tickets are $20 each or six tickets for $100, with proceeds also going to The Breast Center.

“Heels & Wheels” raised $7,000 last year and Tracey Warriner, one of the motorcycle shop’s co-owners and organizer of the event, is aiming to top that figure.

“We had 162 riders last year and we’re hoping for more this year,” said Warriner, who lost a sister-in-law and two family friends to breast cancer. “The bigger it becomes the better.”

“It’s such a wonderful thing. There’s lots of energy and it’s a good time,” said Becky Trevino, director of The Breast Center. She said the program is the only one in Ventura County that offers free services to women under the age of 40.

“We’ve seen some women riders as patients, so that, I think, is a big reason why they have designated The Breast Center as their beneficiary,” Trevino said.

For further information about the event call Ventura Harley-Davidson at 981-9904. To find out if you qualify for the Healthy Women’s Program, call 805/651-2661 or go to www.cmhshealth.org/healthywomen.

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